Thursday, February 2, 2012

After Batheeba, the covenant

2 Samuel 12:24 "Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the LORD loved him."
The interesting thing here is that after Uzziah dies David goes to Ammon and finishes the conquest (v29). David's son then dies, the and couple soon after have another son- Solomon. Then David finishes his conquest against Syria, Moab, Zobah, see 2 Samuel 8.

Then we read in 2 Samuel 7:1 "Now when the king lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies..." which means that David's sin with Bathsheeba comes well before the great coventinal blessing in 2 Samuel 7:13.

It's only after David sinks to the very bottom and understands his sins fully does God give him the unconditional promise of His love.
Which is a lot like us in fact.

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